Ranch Owner Offering a Reward for Names of Trespassers
Fighting fires requires new roads. Sometimes these must be scraped open on private property. Hunters have been trespassing on these new roads, complains the owner of the Charles Mountain Ranch near Blocksburg.
“People have been taking advantage of the fires and using all of the roads that got opened to gain access onto private property,” he wrote to us.
He sent us the photos to the left asking for help. “I would like to know who they are,” he explained. “If we find out, then I’ll call Fish and Game.”
Trespassers have been using the recent fire roads put in on his ranch. [One gate has even been torn off its hinges after someone hitched a vehicle to it.} “I posted a couple dozen no trespassing signs,” he said. “The whole area is under video surveillance.” But people still keep coming on the land.
He runs guided hunts on his property and is frustrated. “This is our business and what pays our property taxes,” he explained. “We found water bottles and other trash left behind. They have no respect,” he added.
The rancher believes the trespassers shot a deer. “If they have one tagged during the time period they were caught on camera, then we know they got it here. They’ll get in trouble for poaching and trespassing…I can get them on three times what it costs..I can get them for $15,000.”
As the owner of the well-known Charles Mountain Ranch, the owner is offering a guided hunt to the person who can provide him with the information on who is trespassing.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org with any information.